Barb's Picks

What's Hot This Week?

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    This Week's Picks...

    Want to see what's hot at Walters Gardens? Check out Barb's Perennial Picks of the Week! This photo flyer shows a select group of perennials that are looking great this week. Don't miss out on these hot items! To view a current availability, click the link below.

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    Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® 'Back in Black'

    Enjoy the dark foliage throughout the summer, and when late summer rolls around, flowers with deep garnet red centers and cream petals will appear. Our best through 10 years of development.

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    Leucanthemum superbum AMAZING DAISIES® 'Banana Cream II'

    An improved ‘Banana Cream'. Like the original, flower buds are lemon yellow and brighten to creamy white. Improvements include being more floriferous, higher bud count, holding the yellow color longer, a more appealing habit, and earlier to start flowering. Flowers without vernalization; best performance with 4-6 weeks of vernalization.

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    Amsonia 'String Theory'

    ‘String Theory' is a compact version of Amsonia hubrichtii. While other Amsonia often display chlorotic leaves, ‘String Theory' displays healthy dark green leaves throughout the summer. Brilliant golden orange fall foliage color. Light periwinkle blue flowers appear in late spring, later to bloom than ‘Storm Cloud'.

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    Mangave 'Maverick' - MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection

    A true maverick, this unique and showy plant bucks what you'd think of for a succulent! Long, sword-like leaves form an upright rosette. Intense burgundy spots almost completely cover the blue-green leaves. The color is best when exposed to direct UV light.

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    Pennisetum alopecuroides PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Lemon Squeeze'

    One of the most vigorous gold-leafed Pennisetum we've seen, with absolutely no burning in the sun. Full sun required for brightest gold color. Copper panicles appear above the foliage in midsummer. From Brent Horvath.

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    Monarda 'Leading Lady Razzberry'

    Bee Balm typically bloom in midsummer, but the Leading Lady series leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more compact clump than other Bee Balm. This variety typically blooms from early summer (first week of June in Michigan) into midsummer and grows just a foot tall.

    Bright raspberry purple flowers on dark green leaves that have a purple cast and dark bracts.

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    Buddleia 'Violet Cascade'

    ‘Violet Cascade' has the same cascading habit as the other members of the series, but with deep purple, cascading flowers. Through 4 years of monitoring for sterility we have not observed seed set – a stand out trait among Buddleia.

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    Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Edge of Night'

    At only 3-3½' tall, this is our most compact Hibiscus to date. 7-8” bubblegum pink flowers have dark pink veining. Jet black foliage is the darkest we've seen on a Hibiscus. Compared to ‘Evening Rose', this has darker foliage, a more compact habit, and brighter pink flowers. Best color and performance will be in full sun.

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